This is a manifesto/confession I wrote in my first year of college whilst studying English literature. My natural response when it comes to reading old diaries is to cringe, but I pretty much feel the same now, as I did then. I was reading
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing last night, where she writes,
Why is their interpretation of the word
critic always to find fault?…That valuable person who understands what you are doing, what you are aiming for, Continue reading “For All Those Who Think They’re Stupid”
To some, this is as natural as anything. To others, it is the hardest thing to do in this world.
Continue reading “Post a Quote Challenge: Being True To Yourself”
People will kill you. Over time. They will shave out every last morsel of fun in you with little, harmless sounding phrases that people use everyday like, “be realistic”. – Dylan Moran
What is obvious about being realistic is that it is not the same as doing what is practical or possible.
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Can depression and optimism co-exist? Apparently, it is a contradiction, but if you dig deeper into what these two emotional states entail, it may actually be possible.
Continue reading “Of Depression and Optimism”
John Cusack as Rob Gordon In High Fidelity (2000) Source: http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/02739/high-fidelity_2739428k.jpg
I agreed that what really matters is what you like, not what you are like… Books, records, films – these things matter.
Continue reading “Of Taste”
It is the holiday season and I assure you I’m the last when it comes to being Debbie Downer ( I’d rather be Debbie
Harry, thank you very much ), but maybe because it’s the holidays, we might finally have some time to reflect on what we do when we are not holidaying. Continue reading “Of Effortless Effort”
Karen Gillan from the TV show Selfie, where she plays a young medical representative obsessed with social media Source: http://image-cdn.zap2it.com/images/karen-gillan-selfie-doctor-who-ntsf-abc.jpg
I recently learnt the word “humblebrag”, which has lately been included in the Oxford English dictionary.
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I’m George. George McFly. I’m your density. I mean, your destiny. Source: http://media.cinemasquid.com/blu-ray/titles/back-to-the-future/15133/screenshot-lrg-24.png
I’m your density. I mean, your destiny. – George McFly,
Back to the Future
Marty’s father wasn’t too far off in that slip (Freudian or otherwise,
Continue reading “Of Destiny”